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Semo lives up to hype in Cornwall’s season-opening win over Pine Bush

By Justin Rodriguez Section 9 Football Insider Pine Bush — The hype surrounding quarterback Aiden Semo began when he earned a spot on juggernaut Cornwall’s roster last year as an eighth-grader. From there, it only built, reaching a fever pitch entering this year when the 15-year-old Semo — as expected — was anointed Cornwall’s starter. …
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Burke Catholic football team once again raises awareness about ovarian cancer

Tradition is everything to the John S. Burke Catholic High School football team as evidenced in how they spend their time off the field. September is National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. This week, to help raise awareness of this often deadly disease, the team tied teal ribbons on trees in the Village of Goshen for …
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M-W relishing underdog status against powerhouse Aquinas in season-opener at “The Dome”

By Justin Rodriguez Section 9 Football Insider Monroe-Woodbury opens its season on Saturday on hallowed New York State football grounds — the Carrier Dome in Syracuse — home of the state championships. And if the bright lights of the airy “Dome” isn’t exciting enough, the Crusaders are facing a state powerhouse at 1 p.m., Aquinas …
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Change is in the air around Middletown football

By Kevin Gleason Special to Section 9 Football Insider Tim Strenfel gathers his Middletown High football team to the 50-yard line and has a few words for the sweat-drenched group weary from another full day of practice. Strenfel then raises his iPad into the air for a mass viewing of a spin-wheel application that will …
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Gallagher brothers and Minisink-Maine-Endwell programs connect at annual scrimmage

By Justin Rodriguez Section 9 Football Insider Slate Hill — Minisink Valley coach Kevin Gallagher quipped to his brother, Matt, who coaches Maine-Endwell, that he has a poster in his bedroom that is a tribute to all of his success with the state powerhouse. Of course, Kevin Gallagher was joking with his younger brother. You …
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